Marvel updates Avengers: Endgame poster after backlash
Los Angeles: Marvel Studios has updated the poster of "Avengers: Endgame" after facing backlash from fans for not putting Danai Gurira's name on it.
Gurira, who plays Wakandan general Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), appears on the poster but her name was missing from the top-billed cast. Her name was listed in the lower credits, along with Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, and Gwyneth Paltrow, whose characters are not part of the poster image.
Gurira's omission attracted criticism on social media, with many claiming that Marvel disregarded the only strong black woman character of the MCU.
"She is the only black woman on that poster, the highest profile post-snappening Wakandan, a firm fan favourite, and freaking actual DANAI GURIRA to boot. Put some respect on her name, damn," read a tweet.
Following the backlash, the studio updated the poster, adding Gurira's name alongside the likes of Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. "She should have been up there all this time," the company tweeted while sharing the new poster.
The studio recently dropped the official trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which is the final film within the MCU's current generation of superheroes. It comprises of 22 films.